New Delhi, May 1: The Election Commission has barred Gujarat BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani from campaigning for 72 hours for “using intemperate and abusive language” and “alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct” when he addressed party workers and voters at Amroli on April 7, sources said on Tuesday.
The campaigning ban on Vaghani will be effective from 4 pm on May 2 to 4 pm on May 5.
Gujarat went to polls in the third phase on April 23.
The poll panel has imposed a nationwide ban on Vaghani from holding public meetings, public processions, rallies and road show besides interviews and public utterances in the media (electronic, print, social media).
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Earlier, the poll Commission had issued similar orders for UP CM Yogi Adityanath, and BSP Supremo Mayawati for their religious sensitive comments. EC barred Uttar Pradesh CM for 72 hours for making ‘Ali and Bajrangbali remark while BSP supremo was barred for 48 hours for asking votes on the name of religion in UP’s Deoband.
While Union Minister Maneka Gandhi was also faced similar ban for 48 hours for making religious sensitive comments in a poll rally. Congress Leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was also among those who were bar by the Poll Office in recent days.